The Team

Our team shares a passion for detail and innovative design and an understanding of how to respond to our clients needs. The core team are supplemented by a number of freelancers when required. Peregrine Mears Architects Ltd are an equal opportunities employer.

Peregrine Mears

RIBA Chartered Architect

Our Practice Director began his career in 1984, gaining a thorough grounding in the technical aspects of construction as an architectural technician, before going on to qualify as a Chartered Architect. A genuine passion for design and the value that good architecture can add to society led Perry to establish the practice in 2004. Since then he has expanded the business and built up a broad portfolio of projects.

Perry played hockey for North Devon Hockey Club for 18 years, but these days his active hobbies are limited to cycling, hiking, sailing and playing the guitar. Perry also enjoys photography, particularly while on his travels.

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Paul Cooper

RIBA Chartered Architect, Certified Passivhaus Designer

Paul has recently joined the practice after working for 22 years in Oxfordshire, where he worked on residential, education, leisure and conservation projects. As well as being a Chartered Architect, Paul has developed a particular interest and expertise in sustainability and low energy architecture and construction, becoming a Certified Passivhaus Designer in 2013.

Paul is a keen cyclist, a passable squash and badminton player, and after taking it up in 2014, has a new found passion for running. He also enjoys snowboarding when he gets the opportunity.

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Chris Evans

RIBA Chartered Architect

Chris qualified as an architect at the start of 2016 and has gained valuable experience across multiple sectors including, civic, residential, education and commercial. Chris has a keen eye for design at all scales and is as happy resolving a large scaled masterplan as he is designing a bespoke handrail. He believes that the key to good architecture is developing a strong story or concept and following this through to completion.

In his spare time, Chris can be found at one of the local surf spots indulging in his lifelong passion for splashing around in the water or exploring the countryside with his wife.

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Joe Wilson


Joe began his career in North Devon gaining experience in small to medium scale domestic and commercial projects.  After a period in Bristol and Torquay, Joe returned to North Devon and joined Peregrine Mears Architects in 2012.  Since being with the practice, Joe has worked on a range of projects including a number of housing schemes and the new entertainment suite to Twitchen Holiday Park.

Outside of work Joe enjoys working on his Spanish speaking skills and playing 5-a-side football.

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James Goodwin

Apprentice Architectural Technician

James first started working for PMA in February 2016, part time alongside his AS level studies. He then joined the practice fully in July 2016 as an Apprentice Architectural Technician. He is currently doing a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment at Exeter College. Inside of work, his job roles include using CAD and BIM modelling to create drawings, along with creating renderings and visualisations.

Whilst not in work, James has a strong interest in computer programming, and also spends time playing badminton and table tennis.


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Dan Huxtable

Apprentice Architectural Technician

Dan joined the practice in September 2016 as an Apprentice Architectural Technician. He is currently doing a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment at Exeter College. His job roles around the office include doing measured surveys, creating drawings using CAD software and co-ordinating the monthly office CPD sessions.

Outside of work, Daniel has a strong interest in motorsports, specifically Formula One. His hobbies include cycling on his road bike and swimming at the local sports club.